Tag Archives: University of Virginia

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Chiou (’07)

October 3, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Alex Chiou was a member of the Class of 2007, which is gearing up for its ten-year reunion this October.  Alex remembers her classmates as one of the best things about her high school experience.  “The friends I made and the teachers I had were important,” she says.  “It was really motivating to be surrounded by other individuals […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Molly Farrar (’07)

September 26, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Like many MLWGS alumni, Molly Farrar ’07 says that the most important part of her high school for her was the people.  “I’m still close to a lot of people that I was friends with in high school,” she says.  “I think the MLWGS experience was much different from the normal high school experience, which […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Kate Lipper-Garabedian (’99)

August 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Kate Lipper-Garabedian (’99) is one of the Governor’s School alumni making good on part of the school’s mission: she is running for office this November. Kate was a student at Governor’s School in its early days, when it was still housed in the Thomas Jefferson building. Though she, like many, remembers the lack of toilet […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Mica Swyers (’04)

June 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

After graduating in 2004, Mica Swyers went with much of her GSGIS class to UVA, where she majored in French and Media Studies.  Afterwards, she migrated to the windswept plains of Illinois where she got not one but two Master’s Degrees, one in French Linguistics and one in Teaching English as a Second Language.  Twist […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jessie Abbate (’99)

June 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jessie Abbate (’99) began doing infectious disease field work in the French and Italian Alps in graduate school.  She was awarded a Chateaubriand fellowship in 2011 to finish her doctoral dissertation with a French collaborator. Landing a post-doc position at the premiere ecology lab in France (CEFE), located in Montpellier, she moved shortly after graduating with her […]

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